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More English Fairy Tales

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By: (1854-1916)

"This volume will come, I fancy, as a surprise both to my brother folk-lorists and to the public in general. It might naturally have been thought that my former volume (English Fairy Tales) had almost exhausted the scanty remains of the traditional folk-tales of England. Yet I shall be much disappointed if the present collection is not found to surpass the former in interest and vivacity, while for the most part it goes over hitherto untrodden ground, the majority of the tales in this book have either never appeared before, or have never been brought between the same boards."

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[Illustration: Janet casts the Flaming Sword into the Well]

MORE ENGLISH FAIRY TALES

Collected and Edited by

JOSEPH JACOBS

Editor of "Folk Lore"

Illustrated by

JOHN D. BATTEN

G.P. Putnam's Sons New York and London

YOU KNOW HOW TO GET INTO THIS BOOK

Knock at the Knocker on the Door, Pull the Bell at the side.

Then, if you are very quiet, you will hear a teeny tiny voice say through the grating "Take down the Key." This you will find at the back: you cannot mistake it, for it has J. J. in the wards. Put the Key in the Keyhole, which it fits exactly, unlock the door, and

WALK IN

Fourteenth Impression

To

MY SON SYDNEY

ÆTAT. XIII

Preface

This volume will come, I fancy, as a surprise both to my brother folk lorists and to the public in general. It might naturally have been thought that my former volume ( English Fairy Tales ) had almost exhausted the scanty remains of the traditional folk tales of England. Yet I shall be much disappointed if the present collection is not found to surpass the former in interest and vivacity, while for the most part it goes over hitherto untrodden ground, the majority of the tales in this book have either never appeared before, or have never been brought between the same boards... Continue reading book >>


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